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Ruby Pratka - Year of No Fear

Last week, my work week got off to an unusual start. I arrived in the big blue bus at eight o’clock, yes, but that was where the similarities with other weeks ended. I was surprised to see another expat– a gentleman of a certain age, five feet tall with a German accent and Buddy Holly glasses, wittering around looking for the boss. Since Robert is on paternity leave, the current boss is the managing editor, a bulldog-faced man named Samuel with a loud, echoing voice. The visitor exchanged pleasantries with Samuel, using the informal “tu” even though Samuel is a managing editor in his forties and a complete stranger. He then launched into a welcome speech of exaggerated chirpiness, introducing himself as “Mr. George,” a trainer from a German NGO. Not “George” but “Mr. George.” He was so chirpy that he could have been a recurring character on The Big…

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